If you are reading this blog for the first time and wish to receive an email notification when a new blog is posted, please contact us ([email protected]).
Roanoke Youth Summit
Come join the Youth Services Citizens Board for some fun and food while we celebrate Roanoke's youth! This event is FREE and open to middle and high school students.
Open House Community Meeting: Lick Run Site Revitalization
The City of Roanoke was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to acquire and remove the CeeBreeze Property and create permanent open space. The city is looking for input from the neighborhood on what the future of this area should look like.
Stormwater was on site at the Lick Run Greenway on 4/27 from to hear ideas and comments. You can still submit your ideas, comments, or concerns by visiting Roanoke Stormwater's homepage: https://www.roanokeva.gov/500/Stormwater.
About the property: The property is located at 1418 10th St SW along the Lick Run Greenway. It is also located in the floodway. Because of this, FEMA prohibits any structures and impervious structures from being built onsite, even bathrooms. Due to building condition and neighborhood health concerns, the building will be removed as soon as possible, as early as April or May. This may occur prior to the public meeting. This will not affect the public comment process.
Parks and Recreation to Hold Court Dedication, Basketball Tournament Honoring Ricky Renell Wright
Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s dedication ceremony at Washington Park honoring the late Ricky Renell Wright has been postponed due to impending weather. The event has been rescheduled for Friday, May 20, 4 PM-8PM. Immediately after the ceremony, a 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament will take place. These events are free to the community to participate in and attend, and they are part of the Star City Safe Initiative to offer expanded services and access to public facilities to keep our youth and neighborhoods safe through programming and engagement.
Pedestrian Safety Campaign
Working together to make the City of Roanoke a pedestrian-friendly city
The 2022 Roanoke Pedestrian Safety Campaign is happening April 18 through May 27! Our goal is to reduce speeding and improve pedestrian safety near school zones.
Get involved with the 2022 Roanoke Pedestrian Safety Campaign
- Test your knowledge of traffic safety by taking the campaign quiz at: https://planroanoke.org/quiz/. Then share your safety score with your friends. In thanks for your support, you can enter into a drawing for one of fifteen $10 Blue Cow gift cards, provided by Blue Cow.
- Order a No Need to Speed(R) – Keep Students Safe yard sign for your front yard using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6gh5TGMIkV_reqX7RCk7FTe_Nu1CtZXmmfb6v4uRYj90vpw/viewform
- Follow the City of Roanoke on social media and share our posts about the campaign.
Star City Safe Cleanup Event Success
The Roanoke Solid Waste Management Division and the Star City Safe Initiative are teamed up to conduct a Star City Safe Cleanup event for streets located in Northwest Roanoke. On Saturday, April 30, a collection team consisting of 22 employees (5 Packer Truck crews of three, 2 Solid Waste Collection Inspectors, 4 Knuckle Boom Truck Operators, 1 Supervisor and 1 Manager) delivered a total of 17 loads to RVRA consisting of 32 tons of trash, brush, and bulk and 65 tires. A BIG SHOUTOUT goes to our Solid Waste Management team for their hard work!